Carpenter & Associates, Architect is a full service, woman-owned, Architecture firm well known in the Houston area. We have a practice of Residential, Multi-Family, and Light Commercial Architectural Designs. The owner, Kathleen Carpenter, offers clients the benefit of over 30 years of experience in Architectural Design and Construction. We create quality, innovative, original, and functional designs. The firm's philosophy emphasizes listening and responding to client needs. Clients benefit from female insight as well as the regard for the home and natural environment. Attention to detail and excellent communication skills assure client success. Appreciation of aesthetics and sensitivity to a building's intended use has enabled the firm to execute complete buildings that are correct, financially successful, and appropriate to the client's needs.



Kathleen Carpenter is a native Houstonian and and a licensed architect in the state of Texas. She graduated with a Degree in Architecture from the University of Houston and has been practicing architecture in the Houston area and throughout Texas for over 30 years.


Custom Home Designs100%

Builder Spec Homes100%

Vacation, Retirement, & Beach Homes90%

Residential Remodeling100%

Townhouse Design & Amenities90%

Multi-Family Developments & Remodeling100%

Recreational Amenities & Landscape Design85%

Light Commercial Design100%


The Design of a Custom Home or a Remodeling involves hundreds of decisions in many different areas of design and construction. Each area is a specialization in itself and requires a great deal of knowledge and experience to make well informed decisions. In fact, a custom home is one of the most complex designs and is more involved than many other commercial or industrial projects of a limited nature.

Architects are educated, trained, and licensed to assist you throughout the entire design and building process. An Architect protects a client’s interests and organizes the design procedure by guiding the clientele through a decision-making process. In choosing an Architect one must feel comfortable with their methods of communication and confident with their level of experience. This initial decision is a critical key to the success of your project. Continue Reading …




  • “Kathleen has designed 3 beautiful homes for us in the last 12 years. On each design she has been a delight to work with. For our latest home, we needed the master and guest room downstairs (which our current home did not have) … Kathleen came up with the perfect design inside and out for us that we will cherish for years to come. We highly recommend Kathleen and Carpenter & Associates, Architect for anyone wanting a true professional with the high quality designs that we all expect when building a home.”

    - Karin, Client

  • “Just had to write and compliment you on the lovely home you designed.  I am calling Scott tomorrow to make plans to see the other houses under construction  I appreciate that you could design such a beautiful house that is both practical and comfortable. Hopefully Scott will sell it fast! It was nice to meet you and I am looking forward to seeing the other homes soon.”

    - Janis, Realtor

  • “The other day I went to the new DPS Texas driver’s license building  to get my new ID to vote. Whoever laid out the floor plan did a wonderful job. “

    (Designed by Kathleen Carpenter, Architect)

    - J.W. Weston, Rosenberg (Article in Fort Bend Herald)

  • “Whenever I think of how much I love my house, I think of you. Thank you for your kindness and expertise! You’re though of often.”

    -Millicent, Client

  • “We’ve had the pleasure of working with Kathleen since 2009 on 2 new builds for our own residence, a garage apartment and a master bedroom addition. That alone speaks volumes for the quality of her work. On this last project, a retirement home in North Carolina, our builder wanted us to use his draftsman. After several sessions with him, we realized we had been spoiled by Kathleen. We promptly hired her for this project as well, knowing that she was the best choice to help us design exactly what we wanted.​”

    - Cherry Wolfarth, Realtor & Client

  • ” We totally love our house and so do all the FLW (Frank lloyd Wright) enthusiasts who see pictures of it. I discover things you did in the design all the time that make our house special. The more I learn about FLW (Frank lloyd Wright), the more I appreciate how true you were to his concepts while at the same time incorporating current lifestyle amenities. Still loving it.”

    - Jane, Client

  • “We moved in last month. Really enjoy the house! Thank you so much for the great design. Stop by anytime. Will definitely recommend my friends to see you when they need an architect. Have a good Labor Day weekend!”

    - Amy, Client

  • “It is a big the pleasure to work with you. There is only a few professionals like you left on this planet, and I am very lucky to deal with one of them. ”

    - Piotr, RPLS

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Carpenter & Associates, Architect – Kathleen Carpenter

Phone: 713-320-0250

Address:  8441 Gulf Freeway. Suite 105. Houston, Texas. 77017 (Click for Directions)


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